What is Organic Cotton?
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that minimise the impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers, and focus on biologically diverse agriculture. Third-party certification organisations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production. All suppliers sourced by Organic baby Gifts use certified cotton in their products.
What are the Benefits of Organic Cotton?
Organic cotton is environmentally friendly, which begins right at the start of production. Workers are not exposed to harmful chemical and toxins during production. Also the surrounding farmland is not exposed to toxic run and pollution of waterways. Strict testing ensures the absence of contaminants like nickel, lead, formaldehyde, amines, pesticides and heavy metals.
This attention to detail in a natural production process means the finished product benefits everyone. Those with allergies or skin sensitivities benefit more as the hypoallergenic nature of the clothing ensures their peace of mind. Perfect for newborn babies!
Why Organic Baby Clothing?
The skin of a new born baby is far more sensitive than adults. When choosing baby clothing, you also have to account for their continued respiratory development. Organic cotton is the only way to guarantee the clothes are free of toxins and pesticides from the production process. Organic baby clothing is made from organic cotton fibres making the garment hypoallergenic, and the fabric 'breathes' leaving the baby feeling more comfortable.
Why Choose Organic Cotton?
The standard cotton production methods employed today rely heavily on pesticides and other toxins in the production process. Standard cotton production worldwide accounts for 10% of all pesticide use and 16% of insecticides used in agriculture, when utilising a mere 3% of viable farmland. Not only do these pesticides and toxins threaten the farmland and wildlife, they pose a serious risk to human health.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 7 of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton as "known" human carcinogens (agents directly involved in the promotion of cancer).
It is estimated that less than 10% of the chemicals applied to cotton accomplish their task, the rest are absorbed into the plant, air, soil, water and ultimately expose the consumer to potential health risks.
With certified Organic Cotton you not only have peace of mind that the products are toxin free, you have satisfaction of knowing the health and well being of the environment are being safe guarded for the next generation to appreciate in years to come.